Comparing the Invisible: Hidden Curricula and Comparative Studies in Higher Music Education (in Englisch)
Within the sociology of music education there has been a raise of interest in hidden curricula. This is paralleled by increased attention to comparative, cross-national and global studies. In this lecture, I will discuss the possibility of combining these two research interests, with higher music education as my focus area. What is there to compare, if the information we look for is hidden? Are hidden curricula the same, regardless of the educational contexts within which they operate? How could we develop relevant methodological approaches for such studies, and what might we learn from them?
Geir Johansen is professor emeritus in music education and didactics at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway. Educated as a music teacher, he holds a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph. D. in music education. His research interests include the relationship between music education and society, curriculum implementation, educational quality, talent education and hidden curricula. He serves as a lecturer, supervisor and opponent, and publishes regularly in scholarly anthologies and journals. Johansen is a co-editor of The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education.